Most Enterprises Intend to Skip Vista All Together: Survey



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in the comments section, though very crude, also suggests that Vista is not worth it for enterprises.



The release of Vista wasn't even a blip in my company, but when the end of XP was announced and Office 2007 came with a new incompatible file format that was all the encouragement my company needed to finally make the switch to Linux. There are a few hold outs who are refusing to change, but compatibility between them and all the Linux desktops hasn't been an issue thanks to a great IT department. I even have my favorite FPS games running for after hours fun.

There is only 1 application used by accounting that won't run locally, so they all got terminal server logins to the last Windows server that remains and they run it remotely. I don't know if it was the release of Vista, the end of XP, or the rediculous Office 2007 file format, but somewhere in there Microsoft finally jumped the shark.





As is the corp that I work for.  We are scheduled to get new laptops in a month, all of my team were dreading minimum spec'd machines with vista.  Luckily a few in the IT dept feel the same way I do about Vista, and they will not support it.  So it's min specs, but with XP :).

 They also said that they will make the jump from XP when Win 7 materializes.



that a company moved to XP from 2000 but kept the 128mb RAM. Just maybe, they don't want to upgrade to 2gb just to run the OS?



Vista is not being deployed in the enterprise market because MS went and created a consumer OS and did not create a need for business to migrate to VISTA.  The best reasons for for businesses to adopt VISTA is NAC/NAP, Better control over the OS with group policies and better security out of the box compared to xp. When released IT admins really could not use VISTA to perform administrative tasks within the domain we had to remote to another server or an XP box to do the job we used to be able to do locally.  To use the NAC and better group policies windows server 2008 ADDS has to be used, guess what WS08 was not released yet. So Vista did not get deployed, the employees did not use VISTA, and did not want it, and did not buy vista for home. 

Vista should be installed like WS08, in 15 minutes its done. You have a GUI and then you turn on services needed run the machine.

DirectX 10 was a failure so what use is the os?



Corp.IT has no need at all to use Vista. It can't do anything in the workplace that XP can't so why spend the money and waste the time on it.



I actually like vista, much like when XP came out it takes a little tweaking but I like the look it runs well on my rig and all my hardware works.

but I don't think i'd roll it out on an enterprise scale



It wouls be cool if there was a gaming mode that shut down unnesesary services and defrags and optimizations and let games run fast.



Too bad you did not realise, that when you start a game that Windows recognizes, it sets the graphic settings to bare minimum.



aren't most of these enterprises still using 2000?



The last desktop IT shop I worked in switched to XP in early 2006. I know a few people still working in that business for medium-sized companies, and they all migrated to XP quite awhile ago.

I'm sure there are still plenty of Win2K holdouts, but the big shops often go for a volume licensing agreements with automatic upgrades built into the price these days. The only barrier to switching operating systems is technical, and migrating from 2000 to XP on the desktop generally isn't all that traumatic from a technical standpoint.




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